Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 35,715,000
Catalog: KM-134
Obverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Reverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.00 Grams
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1923 5C MS obverse 1923 5C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

By the summer of 1923 economic activity had picked up enough that additional nickels were needed for circulation. By year's end the Philadelphia Mint produced a substantial quantity, and this issue is common across most grades. Gems are only a bit elusive, and most display decent strikes and bright luster.

A couple of minor doubled-die obverse varieties are noted in the book by John Wexler, Ron Pope and Kevin Flynn, but these are of interest only to variety specialists.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/19/2015

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1923 5C MS
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Base $ 2.00 3.50 5.00 6.75 14.00 35.00 40.00 45.00 52.00 65.00 130 175 235 615 1400 8000 - - -
$ - - - - - 75.00 140 190 300 750 2450 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 933
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
12/4/2000 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1383, 1383/Lot# 1131 $103.55
12/12/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #66, 71/Lot# 171 $126.50
3/8/2012 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1168/Lot# 3190 $1,265.00
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131223/Lot# 22118 $417.45
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24354 $152.75
4/20/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/20/2014, 186/Lot# 188625 $506.00
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1337 $1,552.50


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